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If you’re looking for something that’s incredibly easy to grow and gives quick gratification for your efforts than look no further than spinach! Like radish and lettuce, spinach should be at the top of anyone’s list for quick reliable growers that give bumper crops with very little effort.
Lucy Smith recently won second prize in the Margaret Flockton award for botanical illustration. Read about her work as a botanical illustrator at Kew.
Here in the Kew Buying Team we decided it was time to add some fun to our Summer range and the IncrEdibles festival has given us the perfect excuse!
As summer finally arrives, the spring bulbs fade and gradually die down for their summer rest. Most tulips have long finished flowering - but there is one species that waits until June to display its bright scarlet blooms.
Letter and plans from Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive give a glimpse into the humble beginnings of one of botany's most revered institutions - Missouri Botanical Garden - and its founder Henry Shaw.
Part of Kew's IncrEdibles festival is the 'Vegetable Medley' on the Palm House Parterre which is being prepared by the Decorative Nursery team.
The IGPOTY Macro Art photo project is open for entries until 30 June. If you're thinking of entering - or if you're interested in macro photography - IGPOTY director Philip Smith offers some top tips.
Whatever the vagaries of the British weather, the summer issue of Kew magazine has arrived!
The southeast Asian plant Durian has been called the King of Fruits but, like Marmite, it sharply divides opinion between those who love the incredible taste of its custard-like pulp and those who are revolted by its putrid smell.
How would you like to work in the world’s biodiversity hot spot? If so an exciting opportunity to join the team here at the Millennium Seed Bank is now available!
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
11 Dec 2013
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University produce the most ambitious e-taxonomic portal ever built for plants, delivering baseline information for all 70,000 monocotyledons (20% of all flowering plants).
04 Dec 2013
Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014.
18 Apr 2012
A floral spectacular is in bloom in front of the Orangery at Kew Gardens to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.
13 Mar 2012
Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques. Own your personal copy today following the DVD and Blu-ray release.
What can scientific names tell us about a plant?: To Jason Irving: I wanted to write the following message to you on firstname.lastname@example.org but the message was ... by: Genevieve Vacherot
Orchid seeds – Nature’s tiny treasures: Thank you for the information. Would wish to add here that orchid seeds are diverse even in temperat ... by: Khaled Abulaila
Seed conservation in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories: An excellent project bringing together UKOTs partners from across the Caribbean. I am working in BVI ... by: Martin